Thesis Title

Idiomatic Comprehensions in Learning Disabled Adolescents

Date of Graduation

Spring 1992

Degree

Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Department

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Committee Chair

Klaas Bakker

Subject Categories

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Abstract

The ability to comprehend idiomatic expressions was compared between 9 eighth grade and 10 tenth grade learning disabled (LD) adolescents. Each subject was presented with a multiple choice picture task, a nonstandardized lexical explanational and a standardized explanational task. Results failed to show a developmental trend between the eighth and tenth grade LD students. Yet, all LD adolescents scored significantly lower in comparison to the age equivalent normal adolescents. Nevertheless, a validity check on the instruments cast doubt on their use with LD adolescent population.

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© Crystal Lianne Klassen

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